Origin of aileron
Examples from the Web for aileron
In that way I depress the aileron on the side I want to sail.
The part of the wing which can be warped is called the aileron.The Romance of Aircraft|Lawrence Yard Smith
That hinged movable auxiliary surface on the trailing edge of the wing is an aileron.
Why, they couldn't tell an aileron from an elevator if it was to save their lives!Skyrider|B. M. Bower
Don't slack this, or some gusty day the pilot may unexpectedly find himself minus the aileron control.The Aeroplane Speaks|H. Barber
British Dictionary definitions for aileron
Word Origin for aileron
Word Origin and History for aileron
1909, from French aileron, altered (by influence of aile "wing"), from French aleron "little wing," diminutive of Old French ele "wing" (12c.), from Latin ala "wing" (see aisle).